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DiscipleofPenick

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  • Birthday 02/18/1985

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    Cleveland, Ohio
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    Golf, Dungeons & Dragons, video games, baseball, Ohio St., Star Wars
  • Handicap:
    3.4
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  1. I've played in a few leagues. The most recent ones I had two issues. The first was run by the course so no one was ever interested in getting to know the other players. Everyone showed up at their time, played 9 holes and left. The second league was much friendlier guys, but I was in my early 30s and about 75% of the golfers were over 65. They would have out both before and after, have a few beers, play team events, and have 2 big cookouts. Though only 1 guy was interested in playing more than 9 a week. So I left. I was also in a traveling league one year, and those guys represented everything wrong with golf. Every round was an 8-9 hour day. Overly complicated games every week, 6+ hour rounds, and most of the courses were an hour drive. Also most of league were reported as single hcps, but maybe 3 guys of 40 would break 90 in a given week. And everything played under strict USGA rules, hole out everything. The best league was the one my dad brought me in, in high school. These guys would be there on time, play a serious round in under 2 hours, and then all hang out and a group of us go for dinner and beers (coke for me) after. There were a few guys my dad would play with on weekends and other outings too. Every week there were 2 games and skins. This is what I thought league golf was supposed to be, this is it manifest. I've been disappointed with every experience since and I'm happy to just play with my friends. I joined these leagues looking to make contacts and find like minded and similarly skilled players and went 0 for 3. I'm done with leagues and will just play with my friends.
  2. I could jam with anything in the Cleveland area. If it's a Columbus thing or some kind of meet with another city that takes more planning.
  3. I've been told it's a little longer than most others on here, in the 5-7 year range. That's about how long it takes for the miniscule year to year changes to accumulate and make a real difference. And this goes for all clubs, not just driver.
  4. I picked these shoes up new off eBay to replace my Sketchers in the same color scheme. Love how the blue pops. Srixon also replaced my glove that ripped in the first round I used it. They also sent an extra. They were quite backordered, but it's the off season so no worries.
  5. First release of 2022 I'm interested in. Already switched to the Z-Star a few years ago, so I may get a dozen for my February birthday. Don't sleep on Srixon.
  6. I think part of it is that there are so many more models of Scotty than other brands. Yes, his putters win a ton on tour, but if you look at the staff players, they all have their own model (I expect someone on MGS to prove me wrong) and many have "PROTO" somewhere in the title. Compare that to TM where all their tour wins are Spiders.
  7. The Quarry is on my list to finally play this year. Chippewa is fantastic conditions, but it has 4 of the worst designed greens I've ever seen and that keeps it from being one of the absolute top courses IMO.
  8. Play more tournaments (hopefully finish in money) Lower my handicap (hopefully to 0 and maybe break par doing it) Take a day trip and play 36 holes
  9. Sounds like it makes sense. My home course is 72.1/126. Next year I'm not going to have a home course, but I usually play the tips at any course. There's less than a dozen Northern Ohio courses that touch 7000, so most course ratings should be right around par.
  10. In the decade I spent caddying, if there was ever standing water in ANY bunker, it was free relief outside the bunker no closer to the hole. And yes I was sent in to fish them out as @Shapotomous suggests
  11. I'm in the same place you are. I also have a 3.4, and I pulled up my GHIN stat tracker and over the last 20 rounds my average score is a 78. So in a way, we are 6s.
  12. So my goals were: Play 60 rounds - I got to 56 Handicap to scratch - got down to 3.2 from a high of 6.4 Play in more tournaments - I played in 1 1/2 Those these weren't goals other things I was proud of: Broke 80 in tournament for the first time. Broke par on the back 9 of my home course for the first time. Shot my lowest round in years, multiple 74s. So for 2022: Putt better, this was the only part of my game that went a little backwards. Practice more. Those 60 rounds came at the expense of almost all practice time. Rather than try to play 36+ a week again, I'd rather get more practice time during the week and then make that 18 on the weekend really count. It might be blasphemy but I'm actually planning on playing a little less this year. Lose 20 lbs before the season starts in March. Set up more golf with the Northern Ohio Spies!
  13. Currently watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine, almost finished but it's been a great show. Probably do 30 Rock next. I've also heard Letterkenny is worth checking out. I'm looking forward to Witcher season 2 and Book of Boba Fett. The two HBO shows I never watched were The Wire and Deadwood, but my wife doesn't want to watch those so it's hard to find time then. I was pumped for Cowboy Bebop but weeb outrage killed that already. Netflix has done that a bunch now, they've released a show and then cancelled it before I've even got to watch the season and I've got zero desire to watch it now.
  14. My dad got me lessons when I was like 16ish. I had two amazing short game lessons from the pro, then the third lesson was at the range. He sent us out to warm up and when he came out, just started changing my swing without watching me hit a shot. That was the end of that. Took me till 2016 to get another lesson.
  15. Still in the 50s in Ohio and got out for 9 holes yesterday. I had a birdie, and overall played well, hit 6 greens. The birdie was a terrible drive I got away with having a clear shot to the green and hit my gap wedge to 8 inches. I have next week off, so maybe one more round before Christmas if the weather holds.
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